The plight of the Tinfs

The Tinf is a small Amazonian primate with a rather unique feature: it naturally produces a metallic excretion. During storms over the rain-forests, the Tinf climbs to the top of the forest canopy and uses this excretion to attract bolts of lightning. It then stores the electrical energy from the lightning to be released as a defensive mechanism when threatened. This makes the Tinf the world’s only mammal to utilize electricity as a defensive mechanism.

Unfortunately for the Tinf, its metal secretions have gained it a rather formidable foe: humans.  Tinfs have been captured in the thousands for this cheap source of metal.

The Tinfs do not normally excrete the metal except during lightning storms, and so the harvesters have to resort to some rather cruel techniques to harvest the secretions.

I was recently in a Tinf extraction facility, and the human-like screams of the Tinfs was unbearable.  Even the Tinfs that were in between “milkings” were constantly sobbing from the emotional strain that they are constantly under.

Besides the cruel extraction methods, the Tinfs are facing extinction, as there are less than 100 Tinfs still living in the wild.

Please.  Do not support this ongoing cruelty to Tinfs.  Say no to this inhumane harvesting, and refuse to buy any products made of this precious Tinfoil.


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